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[SJ]DenDanger

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So what caused this? (Graphics)
« on: May 02, 2009, 02:34:06 pm »
 Okay, so I just built a PC for my oldest daughter. It seems to be working fine except one game (Deadliest Catch) starts doing what you see in the pic., then clears up and then does it again.

 The card is a GeForce 6600G and one possibility I'm wondering about is if the card might not be fully seated. (?) or maybe as it was shipped here from the U.S. and sat the last approx 1 year that it may just be damaged somehow, if it may be related.

 Thoughts?

 Mainly, I'm not to upset if it IS the card, more I'd be worried if it were motherboard related.

 Your thoughts?

 I'm posting the pic because I suspect one of you here would know EXACTLY what it is.

[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: So what caused this? (Graphics)
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2009, 02:35:25 pm »
Did you do Alfatina last night?
Remember anything?
Anything?







Good luck mate.  :twit:

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: So what caused this? (Graphics)
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2009, 02:36:14 pm »
Did you do Alfatina last night?
Remember anything?
Anything?







Good luck mate.  :twit:


 No, was still getting my strength back. lol

[SJ]Byron

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Re: So what caused this? (Graphics)
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2009, 02:50:40 pm »
Looks like a broken or overheated gfx card to me mate.

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: So what caused this? (Graphics)
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2009, 02:53:50 pm »
Looks like a broken or overheated gfx card to me mate.


 Okay, so the card. I wonder if it's this I found:
"In addition, motherboards with some VIA and SIS chipsets and an AMD Athlon XP processor seemingly have compatibility problems with the GeForce 6600 and 6800 GPUs. Problems that have been known to arise are freezing, artifacts, reboots, and other issues that make gaming and use of 3D applications almost impossible. These problems seem to happen only on Direct3D based applications and do not affect OpenGL.[2]"

 the processer is an AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ socket AM2

 I dunnoif that's an Athlon XP, but it does seem quite close. (?)

 If it's just the card, I was planning on getting her a better card eventually anyways. (I noticed the 9500GT is quite a bargain or seems so.)

 When I get her off her PC, I'll try the onboard graphics and see what happens....

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: So what caused this? (Graphics)
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2009, 03:01:20 pm »
Cato is propably quite right.

EDIT:Byron i mean.. damned Portly avatars all look the same if you dont look at them directly.

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: So what caused this? (Graphics)
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2009, 03:14:41 pm »
 Thanks guys.

 I just took it out and ran onboard graphics and it works now. the 600G was quite warm also, even considering I have fan right next to it exhausting out the back of the case.

 It looks like she'll be getting a new card next week.

 Looks like it'll be a Radeon 4670.
« Last Edit: May 02, 2009, 03:27:51 pm by [SJ]DenDanger »

[SJ]Byron

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Re: So what caused this? (Graphics)
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2009, 03:39:38 pm »
Quote from: Jarkko
damned Portly avatars all look the same if you dont look at them directly.


Hehe..  It confuses me sometimes too!  Just goes to show the power of the icon - we don't read what is says we just automatically respond to the colours and the images.

 :)

[SJ]Stein

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Re: So what caused this? (Graphics)
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2009, 08:20:20 pm »
Oh and denty, those thingy's are called "artifacts" as far as i know... can be either through overheating, bad drivers or extensive cellphoneuse.... sorry.. just reread the bad drivers in my mind  and thought of you... ehr.. i mean.. you and you hatefullness against ppl that cant drive.. or soemthing like that... i meant bad vidcarddrivers.




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